1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anthurium Schott
      1. Anthurium asplundii Croat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    Habitat
    In tropical dry, tropical moist, and premontane wet forest life zones.
    Distribution
    Endemic to coastal Ecuador in Esmeraldas, Los Ríos, and Pichincha provinces.
    General Description
    Usually epiphytic, sometimes terrestrial; stem to 60 cm long, 3.5-5 cm diam.; roots very dense, spreading-ascending, greenish to white, smooth, ca. 7-15 cm long, ca. 5 mm diam.; cataphylls subcoriaceous, lanceolate, straight or hooked, to 14 cm long, acuminate at apex, drying whitish to reddish brown, persisting as linear fibers. LEAVES erect-spreading; petioles 7-15(25) cm long, ca. 10 mm diam., sharply D-shaped, somewhat flattened with a medial rib and sharply erect or acute margins adaxially, rounded and sometimes weakly 1-2-ribbed abaxially; geniculum moderately thicker and slightly paler than petiole, 1-3 cm long; blades coriaceous to subcoriaceous, oblanceolate to broadly oblanceolate-elliptic, acute to abruptly and shortly acuminate at apex, acute to broadly rounded or shallowly cordate at base, rarely narrowly acute, (60)90-125 cm long, 20-34 cm wide, broadest above the middle, the margins moderately undulate; upper surface semiglossy, medium green (B & K yellow-green 2/7.5), lower surface weakly glossy, moderately paler; midrib convexly raised to prominently 1-ribbed at base, becoming acutely raised toward the apex above, moderately paler than surface, convexly raised and conspicuously paler than surface below; primary lateral veins (11)16-26 per side, departing midrib at 40-50(60)° angle, straight-ascending to very near the margin, then arcuate, frequently congested at base, convexly raised above, less conspicuously so below, paler than surface; interprimary veins usually present toward the apex and base of the blade; tertiary veins rather obscure above, less so below, drying conspicuously raised on both surfaces; reticulate veins prominulous on drying; collective vein arising from near the apex or absent, rather obscure on both surfaces, to 8 mm from margin. INFLORESCENCES erect; peduncle (20)33-60 cm long, 3-5 mm diam., 3-6 x as long as petioles, terete; spathe reflexed, subcoriaceous, green, sometimes tinged with purple, oblong-lanceolate, (9)12-30 cm long, 1-1.7 cm wide, broadest near the base, acuminate at apex, obtuse at base; spadix dark to dull purple to maroon, sessile or stipitate to 4 cm, cylindroid, slightly tapered, somewhat curved, held at 30-50° angle from peduncle, 12-23 cm long, 5-6 mm diam. near base, 3-4 mm diam. near apex, broadest at the base; flowers rhombic, 1.2-2.5 mm long, 1.2-1.6 mm wide, the sides sigmoid; 6-9 flowers visible in principal spiral, 4-5(8) in alternate spiral; tepals muricate; lateral tepals 0.7- 1.5 mm wide, the outer margins 2-sided, the inner margins nearly straight to rounded; pistils yellowish when dried; filaments (dried) exserted for 0.2-0.3 mm, 0.3-0.7 mm wide; anthers pinkish, 0.3-0.4 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm wide; thecae ovate, slightly or prominently divaricate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Anthurium asplundii Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 78: 601 (1991)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0